Military Averts Communal Clashes in Gombe, Kill 15 Terrorists in Borno
Troops of 301 Artillery Regiment (General Support) averted a communal clash over a disputed land between Biliri and Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State following a timely intervention.
Troops immediately mobilised to the troubled spots on getting the information about the impending crisis.
So far 10 suspects believed to be the masterminds of the trouble were arrested by the troops.
Items recovered include;
a. One AK 47 rifle loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition.
b. One G3 rifle loaded with 21 rounds of 7.62 mm (Special) ammunition.
c. One double barrel gun.
d. 10 locally fabricated guns.
e. 39 cartridges.
f. Three Knives.
g. Four knock out bangers.
h. One round of 9mm ammunition.
i. Bottles of gun powders.
j. Locally fabricated rounds.
k. Assorted charms.
In another development, Troops of 7 Brigade, Sector 3 of Multinational Joint Task Force on encountered Boko Haram terrorists at Arege, Borno State.
At least 15 of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised during the encounter while some fled into the bush with gunshot wounds.
Efforts are being intensified by the troops to arrest the fleeing members of the Boko Haram suspects.
Items recovered include:
a. One Anti Aircraft Gun.
b. Five AK 47 rifles.
c. One Light Machine Gun.
Unfortunately, one soldier was injured and is currently receiving attention at the military medical facility.
Members of the general public is advised to report any suspicious activities to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.
Director Army Public Relations